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October 16, 2018 09:28 PM
Freddie Martino: Released by Buccaneers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martino was released by the Buccaneers on Tuesday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Martino has now been signed and released by Tampa Bay two separate times this season, having signed with the team only three days ago. The 27-year-old receiver played in four games this season but did not record an offensive statistic.

October 13, 2018 06:20 PM
Buccaneers' Freddie Martino: Rejoins Tampa Bay
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martino signed a contract with the Buccaneers on Saturday.

Martino was let go by Tampa Bay at the end of September but rejoins the team after a couple weeks. The 27-year-old will likely serve mostly in a special teams role as he did during his first stint this season.

September 27, 2018 06:08 PM
Freddie Martino: Let go by Tampa Bay
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martino was released by the Buccaneers on Thursday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

Martino was cut to make room on the 53-man roster for quarterback Jameis Winston, who returned from a three game suspension. The 27-year-old did not log a catch in during Tampa's first three games of the season, having largely been relegated to a special teams role. Martino will look to earn a depth position elsewhere in the league.

September 2, 2018 11:20 PM
Buccaneers' Freddie Martino: Survives final roster cuts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martino made the Buccaneers' 53-man roster, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

Martino was seemingly outperformed by Bernard Reedy in the battle for a No. 6 receiver spot, particularly in the preseason finale against the Jaguars last Thursday. Martino failed to come up with his only target in that contest, while Reedy paced the Bucs with five receptions, but the former did have a pair of grabs for 38 yards over the first trio of exhibitions. Now entering his third season in Tampa after tallying 13 receptions (on 17 targets) for 238 yards and one touchdown across 21 games in his first two campaigns, Martino figures to once again have an uphill battle for playing time in 2018.

August 23, 2018 10:32 AM
Buccaneers' Freddie Martino: Still fighting for roster spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martino overcame an undisclosed injury from early in camp to play in both of the Buccaneers' preseason games thus far, hauling in his sole target for 19 yards.

Martino's one catch came in the exhibition opener versus the Dolphins, as he failed to see any targets in last Saturday's win over the Titans. The 26-year-old spent time on both the practice squad and active roster last season, but he could find himself on the outside looking in when final cuts occur. Fifth-round rookie Justin Watson looks like a lock for a spot after an impressive pair of exhibitions and several standout practices, while Bernard Reedy appears likely to be kept around due to his ability to contribute as a kickoff returner. Moreover, the younger Sergio Bailey is also making a strong impression as an undrafted rookie. While Martino is capable of contributing in a special teams capacity as well, his relative lack of opportunity thus far seemingly makes his quest for a spot on the 53-man more of an uphill climb.

August 7, 2018 12:56 AM
Buccaneers' Freddie Martino: Remains sidelined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martino (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Monday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Martino has now missed a full week of practice due to the undisclosed injury. The speedy 26-year-old wideout entered training camp in competition with Justin Watson and Bernard Reedy for the Buccaneers' No. 5 receiving spot, and his prolonged absence could prove costly. Martino will need to get back on the practice field and quickly impress to have any chance of making the 53-man roster.

January 2, 2018 10:56 PM
Buccaneers' Freddie Martino: Notches reception in season finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martino brought in his only target for nine yards in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Saints.

The 26-year-old speedster closed out the season with at least one reception in each of his last four games, with DeSean Jackson's ankle injury in particular opening up some additional opportunity in Weeks 16 and 17. Martino had two stints apiece on the Buccaneers' practice squad and active roster in 2017, finishing the season with five receptions (on six targets) for 96 yards (career-high 19.2 YPC) over eight contests. He's on the books for a $705,000 salary in 2018, so despite his history with head coach Dirk Koetter, he'll likely need a strong training camp and preseason to beat out less expensive options the team is likely to add in the offseason and the draft.

December 26, 2017 02:32 AM
Buccaneers' Freddie Martino: Logs pair of catches in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martino brought in both of his targets for 57 yards in Sunday's 22-19 loss to the Panthers.

The 26-year-old speedster set a season high in receptions and a career high in receiving yardage over his nine snaps, as he helped provide some of the deep speed that the sidelined DeSean Jackson (ankle) normally brings to the table. Martino has logged all four of his catches this season in the last three games, posting a double-digit YPC in each of those contests. If Jackson remains out of action for the Week 17 regular-season finale versus the Saints, Martino should once again have an opportunity to serve as the No. 4 receiver.

December 19, 2017 05:16 PM
Buccaneers' Freddie Martino: Posts reception in Week 15 loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martino brought in his only target for 11 yards in Monday night's 24-21 loss to the Falcons.

Martino has both of his catches this season within the last two games, but he could be poised for an increase in opportunity in Week 16 at a minimum. The 26-year-old speedster brings a downfield dimension similar to that of DeSean Jackson, who exited Monday night's contest early with an ankle injury and will face an uphill battle to be ready for next Sunday's tilt against the Panthers on a short week. If he's ultimately unable to suit up, Martino could certainly see a downfield target or two against a Carolina secondary that's allowed 23 passing touchdowns this season.

December 11, 2017 09:20 AM
Buccaneers' Freddie Martino: Logs 19-yard catch in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martino brought in his only target for 19 yards in Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Lions.

Making his fifth appearance of the season, Martino recorded his first reception of 2017 in the second quarter. The speedy 26-year-old is firmly ensconced in the latter portion of the Buccaneers' receiver depth chart and isn't guaranteed active status each week, making him a fantasy afterthought.

November 17, 2017 06:44 PM
Buccaneers' Freddie Martino: Re-signs with Tampa Bay
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Buccaneers signed Martino off their practice squad Friday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

It's Martino's second promotion to the Buccaneers in as many weeks. The wideout suited up in the team's Week 10 win over the Dolphins, failing to corral the lone target he saw in his 13 offensive snaps. His role in the offense should be even more marginalized now that Mike Evans is back from a one-game suspension.

November 15, 2017 07:13 PM
Freddie Martino: Joining Bucs' practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martino is signing with the Buccaneers' practice squad, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Martino was cut by the Buccaneers on Monday but has passed through waivers and now will re-join the team as a member of the practice squad. The wideout seemed to impress the coaching staff with his performance on special teams Sunday -- his only game action this season.

November 13, 2017 09:08 PM
Freddie Martino: Waived by Bucs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martino was waived by the Buccaneers on Monday.

Martino was signed to the active roster last week in order to replenish depth at receiver with Mike Evans (suspension) out of commission for one week. With Evans now back in the fold, Martino's services aren't needed. We'd expect Tampa Bay to try and sign him back to their practice squad if Martino clears waivers.

November 9, 2017 11:04 AM
Buccaneers' Freddie Martino: Receives promotion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Buccaneers signed Martino off their practice squad Wednesday.

Martino previously made 13 appearances with Tampa Bay during the 2016 campaign, catching eight of 11 targets for 142 yards and a touchdown. He'll provide the Buccaneers with some extra depth at receiver Sunday against the Jets while Mike Evans serves a one-game suspension, but Martino could be on the chopping block once Evans is activated for Week 11.

September 2, 2017 08:44 PM
Freddie Martino: Waived by Bucs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martino was waived by the Buccaneers on Saturday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Martino lost out to Bernard Reedy for the final job at wide receiver. If he clears waivers, Tampa Bay could stash him on its practice squad.

April 19, 2017 06:48 PM
Buccaneers' Freddie Martino: Signs exclusive rights tender Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martino officially signed his one-year exclusive rights tender Monday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

Martino was tendered back on Feb. 28 but officially signed his deal Monday. The 25-year-old speedster notched the first eight receptions of his career in 2016 and averaged an impressive 17.8 yards per grab in the process. With Russell Shepard now in Carolina, Martino could potentially carve out a role as a downfield threat, although there should be plenty of competition for the last 2-to-3 receiver spots in training camp and the preseason.

March 11, 2017 09:20 PM
Buccaneers' Freddie Martino: Could see increased action next season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martino, who notched the first eight catches of his career in 2016, could benefit from Russell Shepard's departure in free agency.

Martino brings above-average speed and was able to parlay a mere 11 targets into 142 yards, one touchdown and an impressive 17.8 YPC in 2016. The 25-year-old saw his opportunity as a result of the decimated status of the Bucs' receiving corps, and although a major reinforcement has arrived in the form of prize acquisition DeSean Jackson, the departure of Russell Shepard might serve as a path to playing time for Martino, who bumps up a notch on the depth chart for the moment. Naturally, the draft, other potential free-agent signings, training camp and the preseason could all alter the receiver landscape in Tampa, but Martino has a favorable history with head coach Dirk Koetter and some positive regular-season game tape on his side.

February 28, 2017 10:20 PM
Buccaneers' Freddie Martino: Will remain in Tampa Bay
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martino was tendered a one-year contract by the Buccaneers on Tuesday, Roy Cummings of FloridaFootballInsiders.com reports.

Martino came on a little in the second half of the season, recording eight receptions for 142 yards and touchdown in 13 contests. The young speedster will work to rise up the Buccaneers' depth chart this offseason as he tries to break the mold of being a depth-option wideout.

January 11, 2017 01:00 PM
Buccaneers' Freddie Martino: Logs first eight catches of career in 2016
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martino hauled in eight of 11 targets for 142 yards and a touchdown in 2016 over 13 games.

The 25-year-old speedster finally saw some meaningful regular-season game action in 2016, after having logged only one previous appearance back in 2014 with the Falcons. Martino's history with Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter facilitated his opportunity in Tampa, which began during last offseason's OTAs. The North Greenville product proceeded to have an uneven training camp, but did finish the preseason with eight receptions on 14 targets for 95 yards, with the bulk of that production coming in the final exhibition tilt. He then sandwiched a pair of practice squad stints around a brief stay on the active roster before being promoted for good on Oct. 22. Martino logged at least one reception in six of the remaining nine games of the season, with his best outing a four-catch, 56-yard effort against the Chargers in Week 13. After playing 2016 on a prorated one-year deal, Martino is an exclusive rights free agent that should have a solid opportunity to compete for a depth receiver spot in 2017, considering the Bucs' need for downfield speed at the position behind Mike Evans.

January 2, 2017 12:30 AM
Buccaneers' Freddie Martino: Records nine-yard catch in Week 17 win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Martino secured his only target for nine yards in Sunday's 17-16 win over the Panthers.

The speedster played a minor role in the offense despite the absence of yet another important pass-catcher in Cameron Brate (back). Martino was able to provide a couple of big plays through his 2016 tenure with the Bucs, and likely flashed enough to be in the mix for a depth role in 2017.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/195
Birthdate:
09/07/1991
Age:
28
Hometown:
North, SC, USA
School:
North Greenville
NFL Experience:
3
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